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Augusta National's Two Female Members
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[Student’s Name] [Instructor’s Name] [Course name and code] 16 September 2012. Augusta National’s Two Female Members The Augusta National Golf Club has a long history of discrimination not only on the basis of gender but also on the basis of race. No black member was admitted in the Club until the year 1990 since the Club’s commencement in the year 1933.
The Club was also publicly pressured by Martha Burk, the women’s rights activist in the year 2001 to allow membership to women, but Hootie Johnson, the chairman of the Club at that time said in response that the Club might alter its policy one day “but not at the point of a bayonet” (Johnson cited in Tyler). When Bubba Watson joined the Augusta National Golf Club’s tradition of wearing the green jacket upon winning the Masters Golf Tournament, the celebrations were tarnished by the exclusive discrimination displayed by the Club towards the women. One of the lawyers said that the implications of this discrimination could be broader and extend to all working women. The Augusta National Golf Club has been disreputable for a long time in history because of its disallowance for women to become its members. ...
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